WHY IS UGANDA CALLED THE PEARL OF AFRICA | Budget Uganda gorilla trekking


Located along the Equator, the country’s climate is stable with 2 dry seasons which according to the tour operators, are the best times to visit. It is during this period that people from different parts of the world flock into the country for a lifetime experience full of enjoyment and pleasure. One of the leading activities during the dry season is gorilla tracking which attracts visitors all over the world. A gorilla trekking safari to Uganda is so unique compared to that of other countries.

With Uganda having the largest number of the rare primates, it receives the highest number of visitors (about 56% of gorilla trackers) and the remaining portion visit Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo where the gorillas can be found. A trip to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks guarantees a visitor a chance to meet these elegant apes in their natural habitats. You might be wondering why gorilla tracking is more successful during the dry seasons but the answer is that it is during this period that the parks are accessible with less mud. The primates can also be seen easily during the dry seasons as they freely roam about the whole park in search for water and food. Other primates in the country include; chimpanzees, different types of monkeys, various types of squirrels, baboons and many more.

Another wonderful activity that has put Uganda on the world scene is game viewing. With over 1500 mammal species in the country, many visitors are attracted to come and look at them in their natural homes.

Culture is another attraction that this country boosts of. With over 45 ethnic groups, there is no doubt that Uganda is one of the leading cultural destinations in Africa. Each ethnic group has its own way of living portraying various lifestyles of a true African man.

When it comes to nature, this country does not compete with any other East African country. This is the reason why it is called “the Pearl of Africa”. The beauty that catches your eyes as you jet into the country is just enough to convince you that the country is a home away from home. This is the reason why some people make it a point to arrange a safari holiday to Uganda annually.

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